Announcing the 3 Finalists in the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize
And then there were three. We now know the names of the three mobile applications still in the running for the New Cities Foundation's AppMyCity! Prize for the world's best urban app. Congratulations to the finalists!
UPDATE May 28, 2013: Due to unanticipated visa complications, the representative from Walkability was unable to travel to São Paulo for the New Cities Summit this June 4-6, and is therefore no longer eligible to be a finalist for the prize. The first runner-up, Colab, has since been named a finalist. See below for more details.
- PublicStuff, from New York City, USA, helps local governments turn civic inquiries into tangible community improvements by enabling residents to connect to their representatives through mobile phones, laptops, and tablets.
- BuzzJourney, from Kfar-Saba, Israel, is a social transportation app that provides information on all means of urban transportation including bus, train, taxi, bike rental and even car sharing.
Walkability, from Delhi, India, crowd-sources data on walkability to inform the government on how to create more pedestrian-friendly urban spaces.
- Colab, from Recife and São Paulo, Brazil, uses photos and geolocation to encourage transparency and collaboration in city management, allowing citizens to report daily urban issues, elaborate on and propose new projects, and evaluate public services.
The developers behind the three chosen finalists will be offered an all-expenses paid trip to the invitation-only New Cities Summit, to be held June 4-6 in São Paulo. At the Summit, the finalists will present their apps to an audience of global urban leaders. The winner of the $5,000 cash prize will be selected by the audience and announced live at the Summit.
The international AppMyCity! judging panel was asked to choose the best new apps from around the world that enhance the urban experience and make cities more fun, fair, and vibrant. The three finalists were selected from a semi-finalist list of ten.